20
Sep
2017
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Tobe Hooper and the Aesthetics of Madness (Part I) by Jonny Numb

Madness and Cinema Tobe Hooper’s career echoed that of many a seminal genre director from a particular, boundary-busting era. His struggles, his achievements, and his character iconography contributed to the horror canon. As with other directors who have passed on, his impact on cinema as a whole will continue to be felt. George A. Romero...
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17
Sep
2017
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THE LAST KNOCK presents: IT

IT: The post-summer blockbuster Andy Muschietti’s film IT out-shined all comers for best opening on a Thursday and best opening on a September weekend – beating out the competition by $75 million. But that’s just the North American market. The film secured the largest opening for a horror film in Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Russia, and the...
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10
Sep
2017
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THE LAST KNOCK presents: Movies in the Morgue

Horror is best served on a cold slab in the morgue… As odd as it sounds, Movies in the Morgue, rue or otherwise, is a rare thing in horror. Simply put, not many films in the genre have explored or exploited what one might think would be an overused setting, device, or gimmick. Even so,...
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3
Sep
2017
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THE LAST KNOCK presents: Remembering Tobe Hooper

We salute independent horror director and writer, Tobe Hooper Sad times as we say goodbye to independent filmmaker Tobe Hooper who left his mark by creating a new form of horror storytelling with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But he’s far from a one-hit movie wonder. The Texas born director went on to helm Eaten Alive,...
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27
Aug
2017
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THE LAST KNOCK presents: Monster Mania 2017

We recap the goings on at the recent Monster Mania convention in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. We’ll talk about who was there, who we met, what we did, how Jonny spent a gazillion dollars on DVDS, and how Billy almost stomped on the tail of a tyrannosaurus rex. You’ll find out what star got stuck waiting for...
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23
Aug
2017
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The Elevation of THE DARK TOWER (2017) by Jonny Numb

[95 minutes. PG-13. Director: Nikolaj Arcel] Adaptation is a funny thing. Regardless of what route you take, you will take heat from fans of the source material. Someone – online or elsewhere – will accuse you of “ruining the book(s) forever” (even though that’s total bullshit). One example in particular that galled me – Christ,...
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20
Aug
2017
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THE LAST KNOCK PRESENTS: Five Star Horror – The Scariest

Do you want the scariest horrors out there? Thanks to the amazing Dee Emm Elms, we have a whole new series to bring you: Five Star Horror! That’s right, it’s all about the best of the best in the genre. So to kick it off right, we discuss the ultimate horror films that bring the...
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16
Aug
2017
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A Large Buttered Popcorn with Fiery Death, Please! by Ron Shaw

Recently, an excellent, thought-provoking article, “A Dinner with George” by Isaac Thorne, was featured at Crash Palace. Isaac’s nostalgic, heartfelt piece on George A. Romero and his iconic masterpiece (IMO) of Night of the Living Dead captured my thoughts and memories of yesteryear, launching me mentally into the past, reflecting somewhat on how and why...
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13
Aug
2017
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